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Donald Tusk, Li Keqiang, Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
09/04/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The EU and China committed to further strengthen the EU-China strategic partnership at the 21st EU-China summit. Both sides agreed on a joint statement setting out the direction for EU-China relations in the years to come. 

Michel Barnier and George Ciamba © EU
09/04/2019 - Institutional affairs

The Council discussed the next multiannual financial framework and the Article 7 procedures concerning Hungary and Poland. It also adopted conclusions on the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. 

Solar panel connected to laptop computer © EU
09/04/2019 - Energy, environment and climate

The fourth report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the Commission has fully delivered on its vision of an Energy Union strategy guaranteeing accessible, affordable, secure, competitive and sustainable energy for all Europeans. 

Federica Mogherini © EU
08/04/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Foreign ministers discussed current affairs on the international agenda, including the latest developments in Libya. The Council had an exchange of views on Afghanistan and on the Eastern Partnership. Foreign ministers also discussed the situation in Venezuela.

Researcher holding robot © EU
08/04/2019 - Research and innovation

The Commission presents next steps for building trust in artificial intelligence by taking forward the work of the High-Level Expert Group. 

Karmenu Vella © EU
05/04/2019 - Energy, environment and climate

The Commission published the second Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), part of its initiative launched in 2016 to improve the implementation of European environmental policy and commonly agreed rules in all EU Member States. 

05/04/2019 - Economy and the euro
2 people testing suspicious toys © EU
05/04/2019 - Consumer affairs and public health

The European Commission released its 2018 report on the Safety Gate for dangerous products, the former Rapid Alert System. The report shows that authorities exchanged 2,257 alerts on dangerous products.

Gas pipelines © EU
04/04/2019 - Energy, environment and climate

To provide legal clarity for operators and competitive gas supply for all Europeans, MEPs approved new gas market rules to bring incoming pipelines under EU law.

Violeta Bulc © EU
04/04/2019 - Statistics / Transport and travel

Fewer people died on European roads last year but more efforts are needed to make a big leap forward, according to new, preliminary figures on road fatalities for 2018 published by the European Commission.

Frans Timmermans © EU
03/04/2019 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission is launching a reflection process on the rule of law in the European Union and setting out possible avenues for future action. The Communication presented takes stock of the available tools to monitor, assess, and protect the rule of law in the Union.

Corina Creţu © EU
02/04/2019 - EU regional and urban development

The investment package involves Bulgaria, Czechia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal and Romania. The projects cover a wide range of areas: health, transport, research, environment and energy. 

European Parliament, Strasbourg © EU
29/03/2019 - Institutional affairs

Updated EU copyright rules and a ban on single-use plastics were approved during this week's plenary session. MEPs also voted in favour of boosting consumer rights. 

Container ship in port © EU
28/03/2019 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The EU shields 320,000 direct jobs across Europe from unfair foreign competition through its trade defence measures, according to a report out today.

28/03/2019 - Consumer affairs and public health / Energy, environment and climate
Dämpfe aus Autoabgasen © EU
27/03/2019 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

Plans to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from cars and vans by 2030, already informally agreed with EU ministers, were approved by MEPs. 

Rubbish and plastic in water © EU
27/03/2019 - Energy, environment and climate

Parliament approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks.

Andrus Ansip © EU
26/03/2019 - Security and defence

The European Commission has recommended a set of operational steps and measures to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the EU. 

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